House of Fury (2005)
Reviewed by: MrBooth on 2005-06-23
Summary: Slightly disappointing but still good
I had really high hopes for this after Fung's excellent debut (Enter The Phoenix), which was one of my picks for best HK film 2004. Unfortunately I think House Of Fury is a bit of a backwards step, as the story was less well developed and the comedy less amusing (though Law Kar-Ying managed to steal the film again despite being in it for less than 2 seconds :p).

On the bright side, though, Yuen Wo Ping produces some great fight choreography, as his nature. After the success/fame and presumably wealth that his Hollywood work since The Matrix has brought in you'd think he might have gotten a little complacent, but he still seems to want to push himself and create innovative ways of choreographing and shooting martial arts.

So, although Stephen Fung's sophomore film (damn, I hate that expression!) is not as impressive as his surprisingly accomplished debut had made me hope, it's still a pretty entertaining film with good production values and some nice direction, and I'm still looking forward to his next one :)

Reviewer Score: 7

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